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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1988.445
People
Al Hirschfeld, American (St. Louis, MO 1903 - 2003 New York, NY)
Title
The American Ballet Theatre
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1980
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/309791
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink on white illustration board
Dimensions
actual: 53.4 x 68.8 cm (21 x 27 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black ink, l.r.: HIRSCHFELD5
  • inscription: verso, black ink: L. TO R. ALEXANDER GODUNOV, MARTINE VAN HAMEL, ANTHONY DOWELL, / NATALIA MAKAROVA, FERNANDO BUJONES AND CYNTHIA GREGORY. / 4/1980
Provenance
Al Hirschfeld, New York, New York; through [Margo Feiden Galleries, New York, New York], sold; to [Seiden and de Cuevas Inc.],1980, sold; to Harvard Theatre Collection, Cambridge Massachusetts, transfer; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1988.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Melvin R. Seiden Collection
Accession Year
1988
Object Number
1988.445
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
This drawing ran on the first page of the New York Times' Arts and Leisure section, May 4, 1980.
Publication History

Frederic Woodbridge Wilson, A Love Affair with Line: Drawings by Al Hirschfeld, brochure, The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY, 2002), cat. no. 23

Exhibition History

Artists in Line: An Al Hirschfeld Retrospective, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, 03/16/1990 - 05/20/1990

A Love Affair with Line: Drawings by Al Hirschfeld, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 06/06/2002 - 09/08/2002

The Hirschfeld Century: An Al Hirschfeld Retrospective, New York Historical Society, New York, 05/22/2015 - 10/12/2015

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